Georgia O'Keeffe

Artist: Alfred Stieglitz (American, Hoboken, New Jersey 1864–1946 New York)

Date: 1918

Medium: Palladium print

Dimensions: 24.4 x 19.5 cm (9 5/8 x 7 11/16 in.)

Classification: Photographs

Credit Line: Gift of Georgia O'Keeffe, through the generosity of The Georgia O'Keeffe Foundation and Jennifer and Joseph Duke, 1997

Accession Number: 1997.61.12


Stieglitz's famous photographic cycle of O'Keeffe began in 1917 when she was thirty years old and he was fifty-three, and ended in 1937 when ill-health caused Stieglitz to put down his heavy camera. In over 300 black-and-white photographs—some of them candid shots, many more of them showing her nude and provocatively posed—Stieglitz revealed to the world O'Keeffe's strengths and vulnerabilities, and almost single-handedly defined her public persona for generations to come.